I’ve been busy lately hence the slew of postings but I just have to tell you about my Father’s day present. I know, I know a little early but we used it on Mother’s day. I am used to all the packages come to our house Lyn’s brother works for the post office and I suppose she is doing her part to support him. So I usually put them on the counter and forget them. Anyway it was one of those rare weekdays that Lyn was home when the mail came and she looked at me with this odd smile, then she blurted out that it was my Father’s day present. I was happy with that but she was not, she opened the box and pulled it out a meat grinder attachment for our mixer. You see for two years now, maybe longer, we had been toying with the idea of one of these, read all the articles but really could not justify it. Anyway it was just in time for mother’s day so she decided that fresh grilled burgers were called for.
Now what cut of meat….Sirloin Roast too pricy, Chuck roast too fatty for us, the butcher suggested the eye of the round Ok will give it a try.
- 4 lbs Eye of the Round roast, trim some of the fat off
- Salt and pepper or rub
This is the fun part
Attached the grinder to the mixer
Cut the roast into chucks that will fit into the grinder tube
Place of baking sheet and into the freezer for about 20 minutes – do not freeze
Turn the mixer on and feed the meat into the tube until all meat has been ground, a second grinding really makes it tender.
Form patties, indent the center slightly, sprinkle and rub with favorite rub let sit for a few minutes
Grill about 4 minutes per side depending on size.
The meat had very little shrinkage and cooked faster than I thought, it was tender, very tender, I thought too dry but no one else found it that way.
Best early present I ever got.
Side note: Lyn found sirloin steaks on sale and we ground up for lunch today very tasty and tender especially after double grinding. I cooked about 4 minutes per side and they came out very tender, juicy and medium. Like grass feed beef it looked more well down than it was.
- My Favorite Brisket recipe (stevesacooking.com)
- Roasted Potato Salad with Cilantro and Balsamic Vinaigrette (stevesacooking.com)